Jakub made his Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut with a “glorious” Ma Vlast on what was described as a “superb” debut.
The Chicago Tribune wrote of Jakub’s debut, “Ma Vlast clearly is close to Jakub Hrusa’s heart. He made it speak through the orchestra to the hearts of his listeners… Mark well the name of this upwardly mobile conductor. He deserves a return engagement at Orchestra Hall.”
Also praising Hrůša’s CSO debut, Chicago Classical Review said, “Hrůša directed a performance of this national epic that proved a highlight of this music season—idiomatic, exciting and richly characterized, worthy to stand in the Kubelik/CSO tradition.”
Debra Davy (Splash) wrote, “The conductor, making his debut with the CSO, was clearly inspired… the entire rapt audience enjoyed a stirring evening, long on precision and emotionally satisfying.”
Jakub Hrůša makes another significant U.S. debut next week, conducting an all-Czech program with the New York Philharmonic on the 25th, 26th and 27th May.